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Old 01-26-2007, 12:00 PM   #1
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Wink Blood under big toenails

I have had what looks like dried blood under one of my big toes for a while now. It kind of looks like someone stepped on the toe, but they did not. IT does not seem to get any better, no matter what.

Now it is beginning to happen on the other foot. Does anyone else have this kind of problem? Could it be bruises, or some kind of fungus? The nails are not yellow or misshapen. I am thinking maybe I lift my toes when I walk hard into the tops of my shoes, or something.


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Old 01-26-2007, 01:24 PM   #2
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Re: Blood under big toenails

Well, I have have blood under my toenails on several occasions. It actually turns kind of purple in color. But I knew I had something happen; once I dropped a brick on my foot wearing sandals, another time it happened due to not having comfortable shoes when running. I always knew it was blood though and my toes would hurt like crazy the first few days afterwards. If it is dried blood, there's not much to do but wait it out. You just have to wait for the nail to grow out. On my big toe, this took 4-5 months. Sometimes the dried blood would make the nail fall off or become partially lose (but another nail grows under the old one if it falls off). Maybe someone has more ideas for you?

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Old 01-26-2007, 08:49 PM   #3
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Re: Blood under big toenails

Well, the left toe has been that way for over a year...that is the puzzling part.

Old 01-26-2007, 09:21 PM   #4
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Re: Blood under big toenails

toenails grow at half the speed of fingernails usually.

Old 01-27-2007, 06:30 PM   #5
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Re: Blood under big toenails

If the spot is not growing out with the toenail, you need to be checked by a foot doctor asap. Believe it or not, you can get melanoma under a nail. A year is TOO long - get it checked.

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